The Tiara Talent Acquisition Awards set a “new standard of excellence” for the recruitment sector and the finals night last week saw Greene King win the Talent Acquisition Award, the Early Careers Pioneer Award and lift the overall title of the Judges’ Choice Talent Acquisition Team of the Year Award.
Graham Briggs, head of apprenticeships and employability programmes at Greene King, said: “Winning these three awards is wonderful news and it is testament to the outstanding work of our people. The creativity and effectiveness of their work can be seen every day throughout Greene King.”
Briggs continued: “Leadership at all levels and across all our teams displays a culture that is deeply rooted in care, friendship and camaraderie for our employees and customers. We embrace individuality and challenge social barriers, creating opportunities for all.”
Greene King said it has now supported more than 13,000 apprentices since its programme began 10 years ago and now offers more than 30 different apprenticeships. Through its social mobility programmes, it supports people into the business through The Prince’s Trust, Ex-Offender Programme, Supported Internships and Kickstart while working with a number of partners.
Innovation and resilience
Debra Sparshott, co-host of the awards and programme director at Talint Partners, which runs the event, said: “After 18 months of turmoil, it was amazing to see the examples of innovation, resilience, business partnership and agility delivered by our finalists this year, and we were delighted to be able to recognise that work through the Tiara Talent Acquisition Awards.”
The influential panel of judges included those from companies including LinkedIn, Nestle, Jaguar Land Rover, Facebook, MSCI Inc as well as wider business leaders such as Lord Chris Holmes, deputy Chair of Channel 4, and the broadcaster and journalist Trevor Phillips